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Markyate Street

571 A Christian Woman

572

Melton Mowbray

571 A Letter to the Rev. J. Baldwin

Milnbridge

571

Brown on the Sacrificial Suba.

Milton ...

93

titution of the Lord Jesus Christ 572

Newcastle

571 Angel's Song

429

Norbiton

334 Animal Life...

130

Old Kent-road

478 ante-Nicene Library

44, 381

Oxford ...

93 Antidote against the Unscriptural

Peckham

46, 190

and Unscientific Tendency of

Portskade

46, 190

Modern Geology

529

Prahran

583 Aphorisms from the Poets...

529

Primrose Hill

140 Ashcliffe Hall

237

Rye

430

Atonement, The

44

South Shields

430

Augustine's City of God

477

St. John's

334 Baptist Handbook

285

Syston ...

140

History

43

Toronto

571

Baptists in Error

572

Ulverstone

190

Beeton's Bible Dictionary.. 131

Vauxhall

46

Bible Lore

43

Wandsworth Road

382

Bible Student

187

Wimbledon ..

287

Biblical Treasury

Wirksworth...

533 Blanche Gamona...

130

Worthing

334 Breaking the Rules

531

Mercies, Great

323 Brooklet

189

Miller, Hugh

261, 312 Buying and selling, and Getting

Ministry, The, Needed by the Churches 215 Gain ...

573

Byepaths of Baptist History 531

Nature, Teaching of

322 Child and the Book

187

New Year's Address

1 Child's Companion

90

Christian Age

572
Open-Air Preaching

552
Economy

476

Orsman, Mr. Work described by “One

Psalmist

430

of the Society of Friends

375
Stewardship

478

· Circular Letter, Eternal Punish-

Paris Baptist Chapel ...

568

ment...

476

Parsons, John, of Laventon

36 Clarke's Foreign Theological

Parson's Note, A...

189

Library

Pastor's Wife, The

385, 433, 489 Come to Jesus

52

Pastors, Christian, Brotherly Word to 280 Commentary on the Romans 378
Pea Soup and Bread

256

Counsels to Sunday-school Teachers 332
Pen, Use the...

355 Cousin Mabel's Experiences 237
Pernicious Literature

521 Crisis of the Church of the World 332

Philanthropist, An American

58 Crown and the Cross ...

132

Phrenology

546 Dan Taylor ...

Pike, G. Holden-

Day of Bereavement

428

Calvin and Servatus as Religious

Delitzsch on the Psalms

378

Reforners

109, 154 Digging a Grave with a Wine

Calvin, Last T'ays of

348

Glass

531

Matthew Henry and Hackney 77 Divine Leadings ..

573

Nonconformist Worthies of Old

Dogs and their Doings

185

Southwark

306 Dr. T. Goodwin's Divinity 235

Primitive Church of Ireland 454

Duncan Matheson

286

Ploughman, John-

Eternal Life set forth

379

On Clever People

39

Suffering of the Wicked 332

Stick to it and Succeed

212 Eva and Bertie ; a Tale for Little

Poetry

153, 424

Children

573

Pope and England

86 Evangelist's Hymn Book

380

Prayer

453 Evidences of Christianity

44

Preaching, Want of Naturalness in 398 Ezekiel, and other Poems ... 237

Prison, A Day in ..

198 Fables, Grave and Gay

427

- Faith or Fancy

572

Revelation, Bcok of the

278 Family Prayers

428

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Father Hyacinthe

285 Max Kromer

332

Flints, Fancies, and Facts... 573 Measure of Faith

237

For Conscience Sake

43 Melodia Divina

45

For Ever

529 Memoir of Jane Walker

476

Fuel for Our Fires

235 Memorial of Albert Barnes

380

Gems and Pearls

186

Dr. Mackintosh 186

German Drummer Boy

131

Monthly Diaries

90

Gleams from the Lamp of Life... 186 Morning and Evening Sacrifice 185

Gospel Church Delineated... 429 My Summer in a Garden

429

Gospel Hall Hymn Book

572 Nannette Dampier

Gospel Poems

235

New World

133

Granny's Groans

381

Old Jonathan

90

Grey House on the Hill

90

Old Merry's Annual

45, 573

Groom's Dictation and Ortho-

Travels

186

graphical Exercises

531

One Thousand Gems from H.

Happy Hours

332

Ward Beecher

131

Heart and its Inmates

92

Oriental History...

91

Heart to Heart

574 Origin and History of the New

Heart Whispers

284

Testament

573

Henry's Outlines of Scripture His-

Original Fables

46

tory ...

430

Sin

236

Heroes & Worthies, with Portraits 574 Quiet Hours

379

Hints and Helps for Parents and

Pearl of Story Books

379

Teachers

44 Pentecost

531

History of Cockermouth-Congre-

Philip Phillips' Singing Annual

gational Church

186

for Sunday Schools ...

572

Hive, The

91

Physical Cause of Christ's Death 284

Home Chat

130 Picture Gallery of the Nations... 44

Homov, Darwin

531 Pictures and Stories of Natural

How Bessie Kept the Wolf from

History

91

the Door

331 Pilgrim's Progress

285

Hymns for the Blind ...
532 Poems, Essays, and Sketches

529
Mustrated Primer
130 Power in Weakness

132
Isabella Macfarlane

381 Practical Moral Lesson-book 236
Isoult Barry of Wynscote, her

Prayer for a Month

575
Diurnal Book
574 Priestcraft

429
Jewish Temple
379 Problem of Evil

379

John Ploughman's Sheet Al.

Rain Upon the Mown Grass 91

manack
571 Rare Jewels

284

John Wesley

380

Reflections for the Times

477

Kidnapping in the South Seas 476 Rills from the Fountain of Life 380
Kind Questions ; or Speaking

Rome and the Council

44
the Truth in Love

573
Royal Wedding, The...

188
Law of Husband and Wife 572 Scriptural Baptism

285
Leading Christian Evidences 46 Scripture Object Lessons

529

Lessons from Jesus

185 Secular Annotations on Scripture

Life in the Desert and Scenes in

Texts

43

Jerusalem..

573 Scots Worthies

185

Life Labours in South Africa 188 Sermons by Rev. A. Wolfe 133

Life of Sir Walter Scott

188

Shall we know one another? 286

Life Problems

43 Short Tales for Young Readers... 331

Lights and Shadows in the Life

Sketches in Water Colours 234

of David ...

188 Social Evil ..

380

Lost Blessing

284
Soul and its difficulties

430
Luey, the Light Bearer

529
Sources of Joy

92

M'Combie's Sermons and Lectures 378

Spanish Brothers

91

Mad War Planet

235

Spiritualism Tried hy the Word 572

Man's Future in God's World 429

the Work of Demons 572

Manual for Young Christians ... 187 Spurgeon's Almanack

57)

Marriage with a Deceased Wife's

St. Paul

132

Sister

532 Stolen Child, The

Martin the Weaver

379 Stone Witnesses

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Stories of Old England

530 World of Religious Anecdote 42 of the Olden Time

189 Young Man in the Battle of Life 131 Story of a Working Man's Life 285 Rogers, George-Story of Our Doll

130

Are Buildings Churches ? 229
Subjects of Baptism

378
Does Sin Wear Out ?

393 Sunday Magazine

332
Mr. Spurgeon's Illness

282 Sunday School Teacher's Diary... 575 Phrenology

546 Sunday School World 98 The Two Babylons

251 Sunday Schools of the Future 189 Sabbath Meditations

199, 319 Supplementary Psalins and Hymns 132 Sermonising. On Variety in,

241 Symbols of Christ

132 Sewell, Father, and the Collection 331 Tales of the Northern Seas 578 Shivering Jemmy

330 Temperance Alphabet 476 | Short, Be,

408 Temperance Manual ... 380 Sin - Does it Wear Out?

393 The Celebrated Coalheaver 530 Smithfield, the Rookeries of,

442 The Children's London Hymn Soldier's, A Christian, Letter

161 Book

672 Southwark, Nonconformist Worthies The Child's Own Magazine 573

of Old

306 The City Temple...

575 Special Services at the Tabernacle, 135, 179 The Claims of China

572 Spiritual Worship and Holy Places 64 The Creation

381 Spurgeon, C. H.The Epistle to the Hebrews 575 A Discourse upon Matt. xiv. 16 49 “The Gates Ajar,” Examined 429

John xvi. 31 32 The Lord my Portion

185

Gen, i. 7 399 The Lost Found

187
Advanced Thinkers ...

495 The Name above every Name 572

Billy Bray, the Bible Christian 537
The Scripture Pocket Book 573

Exposition of the Psalms, 28,
The Sunday School Teacher's

123, 371, 421 Pocket Book

573
Great Mercies

323 The Wood Carvers

573

Happy Beggar, The,
The Watchman Tracts

Ministry needed by the Churches,
The Year before the Battle 573

The

215 The Young People's Pocket Book 573 St. Brelade's Bay

310 Theology of the New Testament 43

To You

1 Things New and Old...

380
Use the Pen

355 Things to Come...

427

Visit to Christ's Hospital 462 Till the Doctor Comes

188

Want of Naturalness in PreachTitle-Deeds of the Church of

ing ...

398 England 381 St. Giles, The Poor of,

415 Toy Books 130 Sunday School Teaching

104, 359 Truth r. Shadows 528 Sunday Schools, Our, ...

97 Victory of the Vanquished 236 Tales about Mr. Spurgeon

46 Voice of Time 45 Tappan, Arthur

58 Watching at the Gates 571 Teach, Apt to

359 Wesleyan Missions 133 To You...

1 What shall we say about the Waiting for the Verdict, the Acquittal 471 Gates Ajar ? 572 Waste

165 Wilds of Africa

... 130 Whitecross Street Dealers, The 193 Will a Man Rob God? 572 Work among the Lost...

70 Within the Gates 532 Work in the Olden Tirse

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THE

SWORD AND THE TROWEL.

JANUARY 1, 1871.

To you.

A

VERY little boy was taken to the Tabernacle the other Sabbath, for the first time in his life. There he went through the experience which Mr. Millais has so well depicted in his well-known painting, “My First Sermon.”

Turning to his nurse he enquired in childish accents, “ Is Mr. Spurgeon talking to me?” Bless the young heart, our prayer is that very speedily the Lord may speak to him through the preacher; and meanwhile we only wish that all our hearers and readers would ask themselves the same weighty question. When a passenger arrives at the Great Western terminus, at Paddington, he hastens to the long counter divided into portions of the alphabet from A to Z, he looks for his own initial, and beneath that sign he watches for his own personal luggage. What matters it to K whether Q has a huge tin box, or B a horsehair trunk, or W a warranted solid leather portmanteau ? The first concern of K is to search out the treasures which he can claim as his own. In common life there is no need to urge this : Number One usually secures its just share of attention, and a little more. Is it not strange that when we enter upon higher realms, where weightier matters are concerned, we find men avoiding the personal application of truth, as if they thought it to be a shell which would blow them to atoms by its bursting, or a boa constrictor which would crush them in its folds? We have heard of a writer who was so egotistical, that when he wrote his own life the pronoun “I” occurred so often in it, that the printer was obliged to borrow I's from his brother printer, as his “ I's” had run out. The vice is very contemptible, but might it not prove the basis of a virtue? Might we not inculcate the exchange of the nominative for the

a

accusative, and urge persons to be ego-istical (would that word do ?) so far as to take home to themselves every practical lesson in book, sermon, or providence ?

The proud conviction that we are above needing instruction, is one principal reason why we profit so little from the abundant means provided for our spiritual benefit. There is no teaching those who are beyond the need of learning. A certain worthy of our acquaintance, being out of a situation, made application to a friend to recommend him to a place, and remarked, that he would prefer a somewhat superior position, " for you know, Tomkins," said he, “I am not a fool, and I ain't ignorant.” We would not insinuate that the brother was mistaken in his own estimate, but the remark might possibly excite suspicion, for the case is similar to that of a timid pedestrian at night alone, hurrying along a lonesome lane, when a gentleman comes out of the hedge just at the turning by Deadman's Corner, and accosts him in the following re-assuring language, “I ain't a garrotter, and I never crack a fellow's head with this here life-preserver." The outspoken self-assertion of the brother quoted above, is but the expression of the thought of most, if not all of us. “I am not a fool, and I ain't ignorant,” is the almost universal self-compliment, which is never out of season; and this is the great barrier to our benefiting by good advice, which we suppose to be directed to the foolish and ignorant world in general, but not to our elevated selves. The poet did not say, but we will say it for him, “ All men think all men faulty but themselves.” It would be a great gain to us all, if we had those elegant quizzing glasses of ours silvered at the back, so that the next time we stick them in our eyes, in all the foppery of our conceit, we may be edified, and, let us hope, humbled, by seeing ourselves.

Gentle reader, during the year of grace, 1871, we shall hope to make our magazine the vehicle of address to persons unconverted and unbeliering. If you are in such a case, do not shelve the subject, but consider that we are writing especially to you. We were in a sick room the other day, and the surgeon, with carefully soft whisper, told us something painful in reference to the case. We caught the glance of the •patient, and translated it in a moment, that keen eye said, “ You are whispering about me, and my case is a very bad one, pray tell me what will come of it!” It would be well for you, reader, if you were equally sensitive; there are threatenings of fearful import in the word of God; do you never in your heart remember that these speak of you? Bare your bosom to the arrows of the gospel, for those whom these shafts shall kill sball graciously be made alive again. Invite the operation of searching truths, which divide the joints and marrow, for their keen edge will destroy nothing but that which would destroy you.

Christian reader, we shall continue by God's help to stir you up both by examples and precepts to holy diligence in your Lord's service. Be so good as to accept each monthly magazine as a letter under our hand and seal directed to yourself, reminding you of the claims of Jesus upon your personal effort. It is said that charity nowadays may be described thus: A sees B in want, and is so very kind as to try to get C to help him. We have daily abundant proof that this is true. world comes to the Tabernacle minister for help, and three-fourths of

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